Monday, April 19, 2021

Being in the right place at the right time

   You can't get where you need to be if you don't get up and get going. You can't be right where you need to be at the right time if you don't get up and get there.

  You can't sit there and wait for something to fall into your lap. You have to be ready to catch it when it falls.

  You can't be there at the right time unless you make sure you are there on time. If the time is right then it doesn't matter what time it is as long as you are there in time.

  Whether you are one minute late or ten minutes late you will be too late, so don't wait until it is too late. Remember the early bird catches the worm.

  Don't waste your chance by not taking chances. Opportunities don't come often so don't miss your opportunity. Missed OPPORTUNITIES are never lost they are just taken by someone else who was waiting for the opportunity. 

  When opportunity comes knocking you have to be waiting to open the door to take advantage of the opportunity. 

  Timing is everything and everything takes time and effort. Be where you are supposed to be by being where you are supposed to be.

  

  

Friday, April 16, 2021

You won't know until you try

   Anything you do the first time you won't know if you can do it, but you decide to give it a try. You may not have an easy time the first time, you have to learn as you go.

  Now you may find that you don't like it at all and decide you don't want to do that again. But since you tried it you know for sure that it isn't something that you want to do.

  It may also be something that you like to do and realize you are good at it. You would have never known if you hadn't tried. 

  The only way to know is to try it so you will know. You may assume you know or guess but you won't truly know until you try it.

  It may be hard but you have to put the work into it if you want to truly give it a try. Just like you  knew when you were young that learning how to ride a bike wouldn't be easy but you knew that you wanted to learn so you kept trying. 

  Keep in mind that even some kids learn how to ride a bike but decide they didn't like it so they never ride a bike again. But then they can proudly say they know how to ride a bike but they just choose not to. 

  Many adults try out careers then decide that they just don't like it and go on to another career. That doesn't mean that they weren't good at it. It simply means that they tried it but they didn't like it. 

  They don't have regrets for learning it because they thought they would like it but they didn't. You only regret things that you never tried that you wish you would have.

  To live life with no regrets make sure you try it so you won't have regrets that you didn't try it. 



  

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Did you read your fortune cookie?

  My favorite part of getting Chinese food for dinner is reading the fortune cookies. To me they are food for thought.

  In nearly fifteen years of collecting them I have only got the same one twice. They make you stop and ponder what the meaning is to you. 

  For fun occasionally I have shared a few of the fortune with others to see what the sentence says to them.

  It's amazing that their interpretation is so different than mine yet when they tell me what it says to them, I can see how they could think that.

  Just like art or anything else, it is all in how you look at it that determines what you see. Ten people could see the same thing or read the same fortune cookie, yet see totally different things.

  And every point of view that each person sees is there to see. Not every one sees the same thing because we each look at things differently. 

  Nobody is wrong and everyone is right. Just because you see things from a different point of view doesn't change what they see. 

  

Monday, April 12, 2021

Don't let something someone did destroy the friendship that you treasure

  No one is perfect so don't don't judge anyone so harshly that you forget how special they are to you. Don't let your anger destroy the friendship.

  If you do something wrong to anyone just let them know you are sorry for doing it. If someone apologies to you, accept their apology.

  A misunderstanding doesn't mean that they did it on purpose and they understood what they were doing. 

  Just because you burn your meatloaf once by accident doesn't mean you will never eat meatloaf again. You will just have to make sure you don't burn your meatloaf next time.

  Whoever said that being in love meant you never had to say you are sorry apparently has no idea what true love is. 


Friday, April 9, 2021

You may be wilted like a flower with no water but....

 You may be wilted like a flower without water but when something comes along that replenishes you with water, you will stand straight and tall again. 

  During your lifetime you will go through times of drought but eventually it will rain again. Don't give up when times are tough because just around the corner you will be able to quench your thirst.

   Life is like a rollercoaster and there will be ups and downs. Just don't do anything when you are down that will keep you down. Because it will go up again.

  There will also be twists and turns that you will have to navigate through. You may even have to bend like a pretzel but hang on and before you know it you will be smooth sailing.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Some of the changes we have had to make during a pandemic are changes we will be glad we made

 As I have had more time on my hands during quarantine, I find myself just glancing through cyberspace. I read things I never would have read about if I didn't have to be in quarantine.

  I must admit that it has been fun. I also have learned a lot of things that are inspiring. Some things I have learned will be life changing for me in a positive way that I am so grateful for.

  After a year of all the negative and heartbreaking events that the pandemic has brought, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  It's time to get out some pen and paper to write down the things that you couldn't do that you are looking forward to doing again. You also need to write a list of all the things you couldn't do that you have no interest in doing again.

  Write a list of all the new things that you have had to change to get by that you will be thankful to change. And a list of all the things that you had to change that you look forward to continuing doing.

  There are many more list you need to make as well as a list of people you can't wait to see again.

   What was a positive change you had to make that you are glad you made?

Monday, April 5, 2021

You never know what will come blowing in the wind

 Throughout your life you will have brief encounters with a lot of people and see many things. They just appear and dissapear as they are blowing in the wind.
  
You have to be careful that you don't throw away your stable life for someone or something that will eventually flow out of your life when the wind blows.

  It's okay to enjoy the brief times with someone or something when they show up, but don't let it mess up the important people and things that are forever staples of your life.

  Remember if it sounds to good to be true then it probably ISN'T true. It's okay to have fun every now and again but life is not only about all fun and games.

  You have to keep your feet planted firmly in the ground and grow wherever you are planted, while you enjoy the fresh breeze as it is blowing by you.